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Is the classic Fiat 500 cool?

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A short article on the coolness of the classic Fiat 500.

To clarify, this is a proper cool wall, so it is not a car review, how the car drives, power and speed don't matter. Looks aren't even a factor (mostly), so don't comment and disagree for any of these reasons, or any others similar.

Second, there will be a poll at the end on where you would put whichever car on the Cool Wall, but I will ignore it, as the Cool wall was never meant to be a vote, so a poll is useless, I just want to see how persuasive I am.

So what's it about?

Although, as I mentioned, this doesn't matter, I'm going to do a quick overview of the car with stats and stuff.

Well, the original 1959 Fiat 500 originally had 13 horsepowers, pushing 483kg from the rear of the car. This meant there was a top speed of around 53mph (although I've got to 60 in my Giardiniera model, downhill with a prevailing wind). This all comes from a 2 cylinder, 0.5 litre engine, powering the rear wheels.

The handling is not great and the body rolls like mad, until you feel like you're parallel to the road, but its properly fun to drive, so its almost like an event every time it comes out of the garage.

Amongst microcars, the 500 actually looks big!

Amongst microcars, the 500 actually looks big!

So, is it cool?

Well, in my opinion its an incredible car and its design is one of the few that has a style that transcends time. Also, it is a rare breed of car that is completely classless, so its got that huge cool factor on its side.

For that, its Sub - Zero.

But wait. In the spirit of the original cool wall, the fact that I own a variation of it makes it seriously uncool, so with a heavy heart, I must give my official verdict.

Its seriously uncool.

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Comments (20)

  • The original Little Pepe is Sub-Zero ❀️

      1 month ago
  • Classic Fiat 500: Cool or Uncool? @tribe

      1 month ago
  • Sub Zero. A truly iconic car. Up there with the greats, and the likes of the DB5 and Mustang. I truly love the 500, and yours is a mighty fine example of one.

      1 month ago
    • I would argue it's even better than the DB5 and Mustang, although I'm not exactly impartial. Thank you 😊

        1 month ago
    • Haha no probs. It’s possibly is, as it brought fun, affordable and stylish driving to the masses. The DB5 didn’t necessarily do that, but the Mustang did. But I definitely think the 500 has a certain, friendly charm to it, probably placing it...

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        1 month ago
  • waittt a minute... i just thought you liked that car. but do you actually own a Giardiniera!!?

      1 month ago
  • How could it be considered uncool!?!,it has Italian styling,everything about it is cute,it’s very cool!..πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸ»XX

      1 month ago
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